Joseph E. Clough, 88, of Ocean View passed Monday, April 15, 2013, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. He was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Wilmington, son of the late Edgar Thomas and Anna Mae (Garvey) Clough.
Mr. Clough grew up and raised his family in Wilmington. He enjoyed a lifelong membership of Defiance A.A. in Wilmington where he enjoyed putting on several shows to raise money for charity. Mr. Clough retired to Ocean View 26 years ago and here he enjoyed putting his golf game in full time. He loved to golf, watch golf, talk about golf and run benefit golf tournaments. He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the VFW Post 7447 in Rehoboth Beach where he loved to hang out with the boys. Mr. Clough will be remembered for his great singing voice and his way to entertain a group like no other. A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and dear friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Clough was preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Ruth E., who passed away just one month ago to the day, March 15; and his brother William T. Clough. He is survived by his two daughters, Karen Marshall and her husband George of Ocean View, and Constance VanOrmer and her husband Richard of Wilmington; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Clough’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, Ocean View.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 7447, 101 State Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.